at Moorland Road, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 2RS United Kingdom
Specialising in Science and Mathematics
Principal: Ms Lisa Boorman
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This weekend some year 10 students took part in their Bronze DofE training expedition. We had great weather, apart from one or two showers, and the students proved they could use their training to excellent effect by navigating the south west coastal path. The second practice expedition for the other Bronze DofE students takes place on the 21st and 22nd June 2014. Well done everyone so far. Mr Strachan
“A massive thanks to all the students that have shown an interest in Astronomy. Don’t forget your homework is to design the logo for our club. Here is a star chart for September for you to download. Don’t worry if you don’t understand it yet we will be covering how to read them in the club very soon. Don’t forget, keep looking up!” Astronomy club is in H7 on a Wednesday after school. Thanks Mr Strachan.
WW1 Trip Update: Wow, our last day, it has all gone by so quickly. Early breakfast today and then off to Memorial museum Passchendaele. This museum is amazing. It has reconstructed soldiers quarters and trenches, last year the girls and I who came on the tour were late back to the coach as we didn't want to leave!!! Will try and be better today! Then on to the German cemetery at Langemark. This is interesting as the Germans buried their dead in mass graves. Look out for the photos later, as it really is a dreary place. Then Tyne Cot cemetery to finish. We leave Belgium and then head down to the Eurotunnel. Plymouth @ 11.30 tonight! A long day but what a privilege for Louis, David and myself to experience. Mrs Brake
WW1 Trip Update: We have just returned home from a long day. It has been very thought provoking. Travelling along the Somme seeing the different cemeteries and memorials brings home just how vast this war was and just have devastating it was for whole regiments. We placed a remembrance cross from Ridgeway School at the Devonshire memorial and spent some time thinking about the local men who fought and died for our freedom and who never came back home. At the Thievpal memorial, David found one of his family members who served and died at the Somme. Quite emotional. We all have a lot to think about and tonight after dinner we have some built in reflection time. Mrs Brake
WW1 Trip Update: As we drove along to The Somme, on a wet Sunday morning, the roads had a number of cemeteries and memorials to the fallen. We visited the Newfoundland memorial to the Canadians who served. However, we drove past memorials for Australians and South Africans. Again, bringing home that this was truly a world war. Mrs Brake
WW1 Trip Update: Visited so far today 9:30 Neuve Chapelle, 11:30 Beaumont Hamel, 13:00 Devonshire and 14:30 Thiepval.
WW1 Trip Update: Menin gate was a very moving ceremony. Well over 2,000 people there. We heard about a serving captain, who 100 years ago was shot and killed by a sniper whilst defending against a German advance. We enjoyed chocolates from the chocolate shops who stay open deliberately to sell to the visitors. It has been a very moving day and the boys have a lot to think about. Tomorrow we head down to the Somme to visit Neuve Chapelle which commemorates the part Indian soldiers played in the war, then Beaumont Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park which is a preserved battlefield. Then on to the Devonshire Cemetery to focus on the local link and how the regiments of the South West served in the army and the large and very moving Thiepval memorial that remembers those who died at the Somme whose bodies were never found and have no known grave (over 72, 000). It will be a long day but one to look forward to. Mrs Brake
WW1 Trip Update: We have had an amazing day. We travelled over from the Eurotunnel and are now in Belgium. We visited first Lijssenthoek cemetery. It was incredible to see the scale of it. There are soldiers buried here who served in the war from Canada, New Zealand, America, France, South Africa, Britain and Germany. There are also Chinese workers who were killed whilst working as labourers during the war. One grave marks the burial place of a deserter and one who was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for bravery. In death, all are united. We also visited Poperinge where men were shot for desertion. A very sombre place. We enjoyed Flanders Field museum and are now ready to take part in the Menin Gate Last post ceremony this evening. This is a service that has taken place, other than during World War Two since 1928. It is expected to be very busy tonight, with at least 2,000 people attending. Louis and David have had strict instructions to stay by my side! After the ceremony all the chocolate shops stay open and I am looking forward to buying some. If my tutor group are good whilst I am away they may get some. It has already been an amazing experience and the boys are learning a lot about the war and how it affected ordinary people. Look out for another post late tonight as we look forward to visiting The Somme tomorrow. Mrs Brake.
WW1 Trip Update: We are visiting a military cemetery and then the death cells at Poperinge. This is where over 266 British soldiers were shot for desertion. Later we will spend time in Ypres, an important strategic town for The British. Mrs Brake.
WW1 Trip Update: "We are sitting in a Costa coffee in a service station somewhere near Swindon on our way to the battlefields. We are all very excited if not a bit tired after a very early start. Please do not forget to follow us on all the Ridgeway Social media sites as we continue on our journey." - Mrs Brake, David Watts, Louis Griffiths.
Great to see all our students back today raring to go having enjoyed the summer break.
A great first day for our new Year 7 and Post 16 students. Great to see so many smiling faces ready to learn.
We have arranged for Personalised Motifs to be in the school's main hall tomorrow for anyone wishing to order items of uniform.
Ridgeway's results are in... FOLLOWING on from last week's outstanding A Level results, Ridgeway Secondary School are celebrating today as pupils received their GCSE's. Students excelled across a range of subjects, with 41 per cent achieving A* or A grades in religious studies, 32 per cent securing A* or A grades in chemistry and 22 per cent being awarded an A* or A in Spanish. Individual performances from Sam Fifield , Alex Brown, Lucy Holmes and Dan Horton – who all received multiple A* and A grades – capped off a brilliant results day at the Plympton-based school. Headteacher John Didymus commented: "Results day represents the culmination of a huge amount of work by our students in partnership with my teaching staff and the unsung heroes – the parents at home. "I am delighted to see so many smiling faces as students look forward to taking the next step in their educational journey." For any pupils now looking ahead to the future, deputy headteacher, Lisa Boorman, was on hand to offer guidance and advice. "A unique feature of Ridgeway is our dynamic and inclusive curriculum," she said. "At Post 16, we offer a wide range of courses which cater for the needs of every single student. This is why our recruitment level in to the sixth form is consistently the highest in the city."
Well done to all our students on their A level and AS results – great results for all your hard work. Good luck at the many universities that you are now going to and we look forward to seeing the new Y13 in September.
GCE Results & Advice 13th August – collect from the LRC, GCSE Results & Advice 20th August – collect from the Main Hall – all results available from 8.00am-12.00pm.
Personalised Motifs will be in school between 3.00-4.00pm on 9th, 16th and 21st July in the Main Hall for ordering of the new uniform skirts. Parents have the option of payment by cheque direct to Personalised Motifs or by using the ParentPay system.
Due to circumstances beyond our control this year’s Awards Evening is POSTPONED, it is now being held on Monday the 20th July 7PM at Plymouth Guildhall.
Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s open evening, it was amazing to see so many parents and future students in attendance. We hope you all enjoyed the displays put on by our team and they answered all of your questions. If you would like to share your favourite highlight from the evening, please feel free to comment below. If you couldn’t attend then it is still not too late, you are more than welcome to contact the school for a personal tour as we fully appreciate how important choosing the right school for your son or daughter is. We strongly believe that we are the right choice.
All students in years 7, 8 and 9 have recently taken part in Cross Country events during their PE lessons. Students showed fantastic commitment and there were some excellent times. The winners will have the chance to represent the school at the Devon Schools Cross Country Championships at Stover School in January. Below are the winners from each year group and their times Distances Year 7 and 8 1155m Year 9 1758m Year 7 boys Dan Carr 4:53.9 Year 7 girls Ella Kerswill 5:35.5 Year 8 boys Chay Heap 5:00.5 Year 8 girls Carrie Irwin 5:28.0 Year 9 boys Christopher Mace 7:30.9 Year 9 girls Maisie Smith 8:13.4